I saw him hobbling around with a cane and a walking boot on his right foot. I wondered if Ryan was accident prone or just a weekend warrior as this was the second time in 2 years he was in the same situation. Curious, I asked him what had happened: “I stepped out of the truck wrong and broke my fifth metatarsal.” I suppressed a chuckle as I shook my head. Yes, that sounded like something Ryan would do.

The metatarsals are little bones in the feet. The fifth metatarsal is on the outside edge of the foot and is one of the hardest-to-heal bones in the body.

I suggested Ryan take the homeopathic remedy Symphytum to help him heal as this remedy, nicknamed “Bone Knit,” has been shown to heal broken bones in half the time.

Two months later Ryan was still in the walking boot and walking with a cane. I knew he was in pain because he had decreased his activity and he said he was taking a prescription pain medication. I knew he hadn’t taken the Symphytum or he would’ve been healed by now. I wrote it on the back of one of his business cards this time and left it on his desk.

A month later, Ryan pulled me aside and said that his bone wasn’t healing and they were suggesting surgery to put a pin in it. “What was that remedy?” he asked. He stated he had nothing to lose and wanted to give homeopathy a try now. I gave him the name again and dosage instructions.

But that weekend I wondered if Symphytum would be enough. Ryan had been taking calcium supplements with vitamin D and magnesium. I wondered if the nutrients were finding the bone. It was a little bone, granted, but it should’ve healed by now under conventional medical care unless nutrients weren’t finding their way there.

So, on Monday I told Ryan to also take the homeopathic remedy Rutagraveolens to ensure that the nutrients needed to heal the bone actually found the bone. I also wanted the bone to heal strongly as it seemed to be a weak area for Ryan.

I watched and waited but didn’t ask Ryan if he was taking the remedies—I assumed he was. This was confirmed when I saw him in regular shoes the following week. I knew he had followed my instructions.

We never talked about it again. But Ryan did drop a few hints about his reading articles and such about homeopathy; he also began referring people to me.

I am pleased to have helped a colleague “get back on his feet.” I hope he remembers Symphytum the next time he breaks something.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Ronda Behnke is a distinguished practitioner of Classical Homeopathy and Naturopathy. As co-founder of The Homeopathic Centers of America, Dr. Behnke passes on what she has learned through her seminars, articles, books and when working with individuals. Among her clients, she is known for her exceptional insight and non-judgmental presence. You can contact Dr. Behnke via the website www.MyHCA.org or by calling 920-558-9806. "When it’s time to heal, call me…I will listen to you."